Definition of gemelli in US English:

gemelli

noun

  • Pasta in the form of two short rods twisted around each other.

    • ‘A bowl of gemelli pasta with mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, Parmesan, and flashes of rosemary was the first entrée obliterated by my table.’
    • ‘Several kinds of macaroni, including gemelli, farfallone and rosette, are now being distributed nationwide.’

Origin

Italian, literally ‘twins’.

Pronunciation

gemelli

/jəˈmelē/